Filmmakers sometimes make promises that don’t end up coming true, but when director J.A. Bayona said months back that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was going to feature as many practical dinosaur effects as possible, it seems that he damn sure meant it. This summer’s new film will indeed be a practical effects-heavy monster mash!
Speaking with producers Frank Marshall and Pat Crowley on the set, in a chat they weren’t able to publish until this week, /Film brings us word on FK‘s effects.
“I think since Jurassic Park we’ve got more animatronics than any of the other movies. Except for Jurassic Park,” Marshall told the site during their on-set chat, while Crowley explained that the film puts dinosaurs and humans into close contact for “a longer period of time than we’ve ever been.” Thus the need for more practical dinos.
Marshall continued, “The process of the animatronics is so advanced now from what it used to be. What they’re able to do now is fantastic. And it’s so much faster to see what you’re gonna have. So that made it really cool.”
Coolest of all, Marshall told the site that Fallen Kingdom features a newly built, life-sized Tyrannosaurus Rex animatronic, brought to life by servos and puppeteers!
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